jandd1983 (4632) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - SEP 2, 2015
On tap at the brewpub. It poured an amber color with an off-white head. The aroma was of smoked malts, some cherries and roastiness. The taste was similar to the aroma with more smoke, cherry, some tobacco, molasses and and a little sweetness. Easy sipping brew, very nice. jgb9348 (6509) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 11, 2012
Thick, super dense and chunky light brown coloured body with some toffee and almost ruby hues and a very thin tan head - no movement at all, and looking pretty still. Aroma of roasted malt, tons of raisins and pit fruits, a bit of smoked peat and a decent amount of alcohol. Full-bodied; Strong pit fruit, raisin, plum and prune flavours with a ton of alcohol flavours soon behind with a good amount of malt and only a twinge of smoked peat. No effervescence at all with no real depth or mouthful aside from the initial full-bodied taste. Aftertaste shows more alcohol, a decent amount of pit fruits and some strong nuts and earth. Overall, not such a great beer, mainly because the carbonation isn’t there, but some of the other flavours are disappointing and the alcohol is a bit too strong, especially for the style. I sampled this 12 ounce bottle purchased from West LakeView Liqours in Chicago, Illinois on 03-December-2011 for US$4.49 sampled at home in Washington on 11-February-2012. Ibrew2or3 (8860) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of THE ksurkin. Pours clear amber with copper hues and micro thin tan head. The aroma is molasses, smooth earthy peat, caramel covered apples and some grainy malts. Pretty nice. The taste is thick with sweet malts, molasses and tarter notes of green apple wedges that seemed to be sweetened by some caramel. Hmm. To midway and into the finish I get an even smooth peaty note hovering above some malt sweetness. markwise (5450) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours mostly brown with an off-white head. Nose is sweet malts, some peat, smoke, earth, and caramel. Flavor is somewhat earthy/ peaty with lots of malt and booze. Medium-bodied and a bit heavy for a wee heavy. suprchunk (2994) - EffOff, Florida, USA - APR 30, 2011
Twisted the cap off and poured into a goblet. A still ruby with no head. Which equates to no lacing as well. Caramel, malt, alcohol and tar in the nose. Or maybe that last one is more of a leather, a smoky leather. Malt taste up front. A mix of a nuttiness and caramel in the middle. And alcohol and sugar in the back. Pretty well balanced between the hops and alcohol. I wouldn’t call it a sipping beer as in the description. But I wouldn’t chug these either. A nice all around beer you could get away with drinking a couple of. Average.
Bif (2361) - St. Charles, Missouri, USA - DEC 31, 2010
Bottle- Pours a deep copper color with no real head. Primary aroma is of Alcohol with a hint of dark fruit and malt. A nice clean smell, not overpowering. Has a mild sweet malt taste with a nice smooth whiskey flavor and has a clean finish. Fairly full body, creamy, smooth. Nice touch of warming alcohol. Very enjoyable, a nice sipper on a winter night. I let this "age" for about 6 months to make sure there were no rough edges. Too bad this was a one time batch. I hope they reconsider and make another batch at some future date. PorterPounder (8312) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Dark orange fading to light amber our with a thin, but long lasting off-white head. Sweet caramel and peat aroma - very luxuriant. Flavor is full bodied and sweet, but not cloying at all. Some caramel. peat, smoked meat, a hint of licorice and some amaretto. Mouthfeel is thick and sticky, Many thanks to Todd at Abbey in DeLand, Fl for this one. Indra (2710) - Suburbia, Kansas, USA - OCT 19, 2010
12oz. bottle. This first appeared around town back in June or so, I thought that was a little strange for a 10% monster of a Scotch Ale. Now it has 4 months or so on it and it’s cooler out. Aroma is strongly sweet and malty with notes of dark toffee, brown sugar, cherry, raisin, dough, medicinal alcohol and a very faint whiff of smoke. Medium-dark clear amber-brown color with a very slight, fading head. Flavor is also full of copious, darkly sweet malts, with touches of dried fruit, caramel, some faint bark and earthiness emerging towards the finish, which is very long, sugary and gently bitter. The alcohol presence is certainly a strong factor here. Palate is sticky, low in effervescence and warming, body is immensely full. Certainly a brawny example of the style, if perhaps lacking subtlety in many ways. argo0 (14127) - Washington DC, USA - SEP 27, 2010
Provisions beerfest, 12oz bottle. Small beige head atop lightly hazed dark amber body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, some orange, raisin, smoke. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. 17thfloor (2444) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 25, 2010
Bottle. Pours kind of a muted red sand color with a small fizzy white head. Aroma is quite fruity, estery, gummy bears, light touch of wood and smoke, and big varnish. Okay, stop putting smoked malt in wee heavys, and I know the cherry wood is new and fun, but in a wee heavy it does not go, boozy boozy, and hot, nice caramel note, rich, bit of smokey wood that lingers on the tongue but nothing is really enjoyable because of the extreme heat from the alcohol, if this were around 8% it might be okay. Body is nice, nice attenuation, just slightly chewy but otherwise nice mouthfeel, great ubiquitous sizzling carbonation, just a bit syrupy after swallowing. No smoked malt in wee heavys... let the yeast do the work in cold conditioning!!!